United had bought Harry Maguire in the summer for a mammoth £80million, making him the most expensive defender in the world. The Manchester club were interested in Maddison as well, but no bid was made for the player.
However, Maddison could still be the subject of further transfer speculation in the January transfer window and the summer, and Rodgers admitted he could be sold if the price is met.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers admits he may not be able to stop £70m-rated James Maddison moving to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues homegrown revolution https://t.co/LNxTLi66gX— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) September 19, 2019
“In a player’s career there will always be that temptation, but this is a club that doesn’t want to sell its best players,” Rodgers said, according to Goal. “Of course, if there is a valuation met, which meets what the club perceive it to be worth, there will be a discussion. But it is not something we want to invite.
“James is a very talented player for us. He has lots of improvements to make as a young player. He, along with a lot of young players here, we want to keep. But of course, I am a realist as well and I understand how the market works. But it is not something we would be looking to entertain.”
It remains to be seen which club would come for Maddison, with United still the club that has shown the most interest in the player so far.